After several years of evolution and change in her life, Grammy® Award-Winning artist, songwriter, and producer Tamela Mann has released her new album Overcomer today. There is a new sense of authority and urgency in Tamela's music now. She has lived these songs and is ready to share the strength and purpose she has found.
Propelled by strong, passionate vocals and her newfound voice as a songwriter, each of the 12 tracks on Overcomer was conceived to bring healing and hope to a world resetting after a tumultuous chapter in its history.
"I poured my experiences into the lyrics, putting my heart and soul into the words on this album," Tamela says. "It's me looking at my life and the things I was dealing with, trying to learn from those things, and doing what I can to overcome them."
Overcomer may be Tamela's best work to date. Each song stands on its own as a masterful production. The album was executive produced by Tamela and her husband David Mann, with production quarterbacked by a team of all-star producers and writers. Special guests include Kirk Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Todd Dulaney, and others.
"Touch From You," the debut single from the album, was Tamela's seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Gospel Airplay chart. "Source" and "He Did It For Me" are two other standouts. "God is the source and my go-to when I'm lost. I can't do anything without Him, and I never want to try to." Tamela shares.
Tamela has always created art that encourages people and draws them closer to their faith. Her hit-laden music career includes such memorable songs as "Change Me," "God Provides," and the unforgettable No. 1 Platinum-selling classic, "Take Me to the King." Tamela has earned numerous accolades. In addition to scoring a Grammy®, she is a BET Award winner, Billboard Music Award winner, multiple-time Stellar Award, NAACP Image® Award, and GMA Dove Award winner.
"I love butterflies. I feel like I'm coming out of the cocoon again, energized and on fire," says Tamela, who underwent surgery to have both her knees replaced in the summer of 2019. After taking some time to work on her health and wellness and a fresh creative mindset, she's stepping forward as a changed woman to express her heart and soul. "This is new music for a new time and a new me," she says.
"My heart's desire is to give people hope and let them know there's still compassion in the world," Tamela shares. "It's the opportunity for me again to show God's love and His grace. That's my purpose in life and for Overcomer."